Sarah Paulson is a famous American actress best known for her work in the FX anthology series American Horror Story, for which she won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in 2013 and 2015. Her performance as Marcia Clark in American Crime Story, earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. She has several hit films to her name, including 2 Years a Slave, Carol, The Post, and Ocean’s 8, among others.
Sarah Catharine Paulson
Birthday / Date of Birth
Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, USA.
She is currently 43 years old.
Her ancestry includes Danish, English, Scottish, Welsh, German, and French.
Sarah Paulson graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan.she later studied acting and drama from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
- Father – Douglas Lyle Paulson II
- Mother – Catharine Gordon (Dolcater)
- Siblings – Liz Paulson (Sister) (Casting Director and Actress), Rachel Paulson (Paternal Stepsister) (Actress, Writer, and Producer)
Paulson was in a relationship with actress Cherry Jones from 2004 to 2009. She has been in a relationship with actress and playwright Holland Taylor since 2017.
- In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
- In centimeters – 168 cm
- In meters – 1.68 m
- In Kilograms – 54 kg
- In Pounds – 119 lbs
- Measurements – 34-24-34
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 34 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
Paulson is naturally brown, but she loves to dye her hair blonde.
She wears a size 6 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 4 (US).
- Short blonde hair
- Lisping voice
Sarah Paulson earned her first acting role in the movie, “Levitation”, playing her role as Acey Rawlin in 1997.
When it comes to television, she guest appeared as Maggie Conner in one episode of the NBC legal drama series Law & Order.
Paulson’s performances as different characters in seven different seasons of the FX anthology series, “American Horror Story”, received positive reviews from critics. This role made her as a household name of the American masses as well as earned her several awards including five Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
She also acted in an Academy Award winning drama film, “12 Years of Slave”. She played Mistress Mary Epps in the film, which an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. He was put to work on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being released. The film was well-received by people earning several awards including three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.
She played real life lawyer as Marcia Clark in the first season of the anthology series “American Crime Story”, subtitled “The People v. O. J. Simpson”. The series was commercially hit and was appreciated by both critics and audience. She won handful of awards including Primetime Emmy Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, TCA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work in the series.
Paulson also appeared in the critically acclaimed British American romantic drama, “Carol” in 2015. Besides being a commercial success, the film won several awards including six Oscar nominations.
Sarah Paulson Favorites
- Favorite Books – “Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties” by Rainer Maria Rilke, “The Liars’ Club” by Mary Karr, “Atonement” by Ian McEwan, “The Dead and the Living” by Sharon Olds, “Where You’ll Find me and Other Stories” by Ann Beattie.
Sarah Paulson Net Worth
Sarah Paulson has a net worth of $8 million. She lives in New York.
Social Media Profiles
This was a great night and one that went by so fast, I never really had a chance to take it in. Today we are using our collective voices to shine some much needed light on issues that have affected all of us in some form or another, and I just wanted to take a moment and also say that today is a celebration of what drives us creatively… so congratulations to all the nominees and I hope you all take the time to savor these moments, as they are rare indeed. #timesup @goldenglobes
Sarah Paulson Facts
She made her professional acting debut with an off-Broadway production of “Talking Pictures” by the American playwright Horton Foote. She was just 12 years old when she performed in this play.
Sarah is good friends with Jessica Lange, Amanda Peet and Elizabeth Reaser.
Paulson has been actively involved in various charities over the course of her career. On the occasion of her 35th birthday, she launched a project in collaboration with Charity Water foundation to provide clean water to a community in Ethiopia.
In 2017, she was named one of the “100 most influential people of the year” by Time magazine.
Sarah has two tattoos, one on her back neck featuring stars and starburst, and another on her right foot featuring a starburst.
At the age of 25, she was diagnosed with melanoma on her back. However, it was successfully removed before the cancer could spread.
Talking about her homosexuality nature, Paulson stated “the situation is fluid for me.”
Her upcoming projects include, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Katrina: American Crime Story, Ratched, Glass and The Goldfinch.